The Real Malcolm X and His Impact on American Politics

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May 19 2020 115 mins   2
On today's episode of Loud & Clear, Brian Becker is joined by Eddie Conway, Executive Producer with The Real News Network who was a leading member of the Baltimore branch of the Black Panther Party and a political prisoner for 44 years, and Dr. Jared Ball, a professor of communication studies at Morgan State University, the editor of “A Lie of Reinvention: Correcting Mannin Marable’s Malcolm X,” and the author of many writings at

On this day 95 years ago, Malcolm X was born. He would go on to become an icon of the fight for Black liberation before being assassinated in 1965. Malcolm X remains a beloved figure and an inspiration to people’s movements around the world.

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Tuesday’s regular segment is called Women & Society with Dr. Hannah Dickinson. This weekly segment is about the major issues, challenges, and struggles facing women in all aspects of society. Hannah Dickinson, an associate professor at Hobart and William Smith Colleges and an organizer with the Geneva Women’s Assembly; Nathalie Hrizi, an educator, a political activist, and the editor of Breaking the Chains, a women’s magazine, which you can find at; and Loud & Clear producer Nicole Roussell join Brian.